Jamaica Crime News, St James: After a man allegedly beat up and stabbed his child’s mother then stabbed her boss when he intervened to assist her, he was offered bail in the sum of $150,000 in the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday.
Twenty-four-year-old Odayne Moodie, of Barrett Town, St. James was brought before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small to face charges of two counts of unlawful wounding.
Allegations are that at about 8 p.m. on April 14 this year, the woman was at work when she saw Moodie standing on the outside.
He stood there until after she was finished working, and as she entered the doorway, Moodie, who was wearing a cornrow hairstyle, allegedly said to the woman, “A yuh mi come fah” and told the woman that he wanted her to comb his hair. But the complainant told him that he should go to the hairdresser to have his hair done.
As they walked beside each other, Moodie pulled a knife and stabbed the woman to her head and upper left shoulder. A tussle ensued and the woman fell down the stairs. Her employer who heard the sound and saw when she fell, hurriedly rushed to her assistance. Moodie at that point stabbed the man to his left shoulder before fleeing the scene.
Moodie was taken into police custody on April 28 while reporting at the police station on another matter he has pending before the court.
He was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 with up to two sureties following a successful bail application by his attorney Chumu Paris.
Wong-Small indicated to the accused man to see himself as fortunate as he committed the offence whilst on bail.
Consequently, Judge Wong-Small made a restorative justice order as the complainant had consented to have the matter dealt with outside of the court.
The matter was set for further mention on June 20.